PETER FLANAGAN - Instructor at MISSA 2020

Making pottery in the Okanagan Valley since 1985, Peter’s passion for working in clay has been a continuum through art school, university and artist residencies. His work has been exhibited broadly and has been the recipient of awards and recognition in Canada, Japan, New Zealand and the USA.

Peter operates a home based studio in Peachland BC. Since 2016, Peter became fascinated by the unpredictable nature of native clays combined with a variety wood ashes after inspiring visits to China and Taiwan. Simple glaze composition provided endlessly exciting variations.


High-fired in a gas kiln his work enjoys constant glaze experimentation and coloured clays applied to produce infinite layers and textures. Pushing the limits in his wheel throwing skills has created works now monumental in scale. Never one to be overly consumed by accomplishment, he is continually humbled by the demands of the craft and enjoys the honesty derived from his long relationship with clay.